Lesson 2: Student Edition


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Unleash the Power of People:
Students become acquainted with their teams and discuss what they would like to accomplish or learn. Before working on their projects, students brand their teams with a name, logo and more.

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Lesson 2: Student Edition

  1. 1. STUDENT EDITION 22 UNLEASH THE POWER OF PEOPLE ACTIVITY ONE: BUILD TRUST It can be tempting to do everything yourself, but to achieve big goals as a leader it is important to bring others along with you. Nobody achieves success alone! You may be surprised at what you can accomplish when you put your faith in other people. They will do things they didn’t know they could do, they will become more invested in their work and they will rise to the occasion. Here are some proven ways to establish trust with members of your team: LESSON Page 1 © 2013 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co., Inc. You will explore why it is important for members of a team to build trust. T R U S T Take into account that the vast majority of people want to contribute. Seek out those people. Know that people want to contribute! Realize that the most successful teams make sure every member feels valued. When everyone has a chance to contribute and share their talent and abilities, the team is successful. Demonstrate that everyone counts! Understand that the best way to show people you trust their abilities and intentions is to share what you know with them. The more they know, the more they care. Share what you know! Seek to find out more about who people are and what they think. Ask questions such as, “What would you do if you were me?” Ask questions to promote insight! Take action and show team members that you are thinking about who they are and what they want to contribute. This is a great way to show your team members that you are really listening to them and considering their contributions and ideas. Take responsive action! What are three things you can specifically do to build trust with your team? ? Why is it important to build trust with your team before starting your Lead2Feed project? ?
  2. 2. STUDENT EDITION 22 Sit in a circle with your team. Take turns sharing information about yourself with your team. You will need your ‘Lifeline’ and your ‘Grow Yourself’ card from Lesson One. Respond to the following questions: Page 2 © 2013 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co., Inc. Leaders help others be themselves! Believe in all people. Help people grow and develop their skills. Practice having healthy debates & making healthy choices. Ask them for their ideas. ! What is one key experience you included on your ‘Lifeline?’ What makes that experience important to you? Refer to the ‘Grow Yourself’ activity from Lesson One: Who are you today? What are some skills you possess that you can bring to the team? What is one thing you think your team should know about you that most people do not know? What is one thing you want to learn or improve as you complete your Lead2Feed project with your team? What are the strengths of your team members that will assist your team in accomplishing big things to address hunger at a local or global level? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. ACTIVITY TWO: GET TO KNOW YOUR TEAM You will learn about your team members and discover how their individual strengths can help the team make big things happen.
  3. 3. STUDENT EDITION 22 Page 3 © 2013 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co., Inc. You will create a team identity that communicates who you are as a team. Create a team name Think about how your name communicates who you are as a team. 1. On your own, brainstorm at least 10 possible names for your team. 2. Share the names you have brainstormed with your team members. 3. Select your team name as a group. Create a team logo or mascot Think about how you can visually communicate your team name. 1. Brainstorm some ideas with your team. 2. Create a draft of a team logo or mascot. Create a slogan This is a way to communicate who you are as a team in the form of a distinctive or catchy phrase. (For example: “Finger-lickin’ good” – Kentucky Fried Chicken; “Live Más” – Taco Bell; “Just Do It” – Nike) Get to know the other teams participating in this challenge with you! There are groups of students all across the country working together to make big things happen and to help end hunger. Head over to http://lead2feed.com/lessons/lesson-2 and post your team name and slogan. Read what other teams are posting and chat with them about how their teams are developing. Remember, nobody achieves success alone, so start plugging in now with the entire Lead2Feed community! Team name Team logo or mascot Team slogan ACTIVITY THREE: BRAND YOUR TEAM Before researching the issue of hunger and creating your Lead2Feed project, you will create a team identity. This is an opportunity for your group to combine the individual talents and abilities of each team member into a cohesive, effective team. By creating a team identity, or brand, you are communicating who you are as a team. Collaborate with your team members to complete the following steps: